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Yakima County Budget Finally Reaching Pre-2008 Levels

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YAKIMA, WA. -- The recession that started back in 2008 has hit local budgets hard but Yakima County Commissioners are happy to report they're finally recovering their losses.

Commissioners say that 2014 will be the first budget that has an expected revenue higher than the level it was five years ago. Commissioners say that while this a good sign, there's still a long way to go.

"If you added inflation to the 2008 numbers, we still really wouldn't be at the point that we could be saying that we are whole," County Commissioner Mike Leita. "So we still have challenges."

The commissioners will hold a public hearing on the 2014 budget tomorrow night at 7p.m. at Yakima City Hall.

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